Deloitte Ireland promotes three Partners in Consulting division

01 July 2019 2 min. read
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As former consulting head Harry Goddard takes the firm’s top job in Ireland, Big Four firm Deloitte has appointed eight new Partners across its national business. All of the eight new joiners to the leadership team have been promoted internally.

At the start of the year, it was announced that consulting practice head Harry Goddard would become the new Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Ireland, succeeding Brendan Jennings in June. Replacing Jennings, who has now served the maximum period allowed as CEO, Goddard was most recently the leader of 750 professionals in Deloitte Ireland’s consulting arm, as well as its technology practice in the EMEA region, covering 25 countries and 8,000 consultants. He started his career at KPMG in 1998, and in 2001 joined BearingPoint as Managing Director, before spending the last 11 years with Deloitte.

As he takes the reigns at Deloitte Ireland, Goddard’s first act has been to appoint three new Partners in the firm’s consulting wing, as part of eight such appointments across its entire national presence. The newly appointed CEO said he was “delighted” that his first act as incoming CEO was in announcing the promotions.

Ruairi Mitchell, Yvonne Byrne and Cairan McGovern - Deloitte

Goddard added, “It’s a time of great change, with a volatile global economic landscape, technological disruption and regulatory scrutiny facing many of our clients. I am confident that our new Partners will support them as they look to drive their businesses forward and capitalise on the opportunities that do exist in the current landscape.”

In the consulting practice, this saw Yvonne Byrne, who joined from KPMG in 2015 become a Partner, after four years as a Director at the firm. She is joined by Ciaran McGovern, who joined Deloitte in 2013 as a Consulting Senior Manager, and Ruairí Mitchell, who was previously a Partner in Deloitte Ireland’s technology practice.

Other new Partners

Elsewhere, Deloitte Ireland’s tax practice saw Matthew Dolan and Vincent McCullagh become Partners. Brian Fennelly was appointed as a Partner in the financial advisory practice, and John Kehoe has assumed the same role in audit and assurance, while Laura Wadding has been promoted in risk advisory.

The news comes shortly after Deloitte UK announced its first ever female UK managing partner of consulting. Anne-Marie Malley will take over from Richard Houston after he stepped into the role of Chief Executive of Deloitte North and South Europe (formerly Deloitte North West Europe) and the UK.